MANCHESTER UNITED are reportedly planning a £100million double transfer swoop for Jack Grealish and Jude Bellingham.
The Daily Star claim the Red Devils opened talks with Birmingham over a £30m move for 16-year-old Bellingham yesterday after the midfielder was given a tour of Carrington.
The England Under-17s star travelled to United’s training base to meet senior club officials, including executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward and transfer guru Matt Judge.
Bellingham – who has also been linked with a move to Borussia Dortmund – spent several hours at the complex and was accompanied by his parents.
Birmingham have allowed their prized asset to speak to other clubs ahead of a possible summer move.
Bellingham has already become his team’s youngest ever scorer and youngest-ever first-team appearance maker – breaking a 49-year-old record set by Trevor Francis.
He turns 17 in June and he cannot officially put pen to paper on a professional contract until then.
Signing for United would be a life-changing deal for Bellingham, who currently earns £145 a week.
SunSport told you how he can expect to bag around £100,000 a week by signing with a top Premier League club.
United meanwhile are also preparing to pay up to £70m to land Aston Villa skipper Grealish as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer continues his policy of targeting young English talent.
SunSport revealed that the 24-year-old sees Old Trafford as his No 1 destination this summer should he leave his boyhood club.
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The Midlands outfit would want up to £60m for their talisman, who has also eyed by Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid.
Grealish has leapfrogged Leicester City’s James Maddison as a midfield option this summer, with the midfielder looking for a personal package of around £150,000 per week if he moves.
The Villa captain signed a bumper five-year deal in September 2018 – taking him to around £50,000 per week and now has the chance to triple his current pay packet.
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